Bowling Green State University's Erin Zwinck (White Lake, Mich.) and Central Michigan's Nicole Weston (Grand Ledge, Mich.) were named to the GTE Academic All-America Softball Team on Thursday, June 8. Zwinck was named to the first-team, while Weston was named to the third-team.
Zwinck, who was selected to the team as a designated player, split time
between the third-base and DP spots in 2000. She made 26 starts at the hot
corner and 23 at the DP position. She also hit .329 as the Falcons recorded an overall record of 33-18, and she batted a whopping .429 in Mid-American Conference contests as the Brown and Orange tied for the league's East Division title. In the MAC Tournament,
Zwinck hit .333 as BGSU posted a runner-up finish. She was named to the
All-MAC First Team.
Zwinck ranked eighth in the MAC with 49 hits. She scored 26 runs and knocked in 28. Her RBI total ties her for fourth on the BGSU single-season list. Zwinck had a slugging percentage of .436 to lead the team, and had a .492 slugging percentage in league games.
Zwinck, the only MAC student-athlete named to the national first team, has
a cumulative grade point average of 3.55 as a sport management major.
Weston is a health fitness major with a 3.84 grade point average. She hit .272 (34-for-125) this year with nine doubles, a triple, three home runs and 14 RBI. Weston was a second team All-Mid-American Conference pick this season. Weston ranks third in the CMU record books for career home runs with 15 and she was a three-time all-conference selection.
The senior is only the second player in CMU softball history to earn such a high academic honor. Jeanette Schrand was also named third team Academic All-American in 1991.